ATSS: Bill Knott, “Dialogical Adventism: Give Me That Old-Time Religion”
30 November 2022 |
If you know anything about the history of Adventism, then you know that this movement was conceived in discussion, and it was birthed in dialogue. It was breast-fed on argument, and it grew up in a debating hall.
It’s not for nothing that the signature book of this movement for more than a century has been a volume called The Great Controversy. Dialogue—hearty, thoughtful, impassioned, respectful dialogue—has been one of the distinguishing marks of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since before there was a Seventh-day Adventist Church. This is historic Adventism.
Is dialogical Adventism recoverable in an era of profound polarization? Join the discussion on Sabbath, December 3.
Bill Knott is the executive editor of the Adventist Review, where he has served for the last 25 years. He earned a Ph.D. in American Religious History at George Washington University in 2006. In January, he will become the church’s representative to the U.S. Congress, the White House, and the diplomatic corps.
Raj Attiken is a retired president of the Ohio Conference, who now teaches at Kettering College.
How to join:
One-click Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86821773230
ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM. Please double-check the correct time where you live.
Times around the world:
- Reykjavík: 5:30 PM
- College Place: 10:30 AM
- Lincoln: 12:30 PM
- Denver: 11:30 AM
- Bracknell: 6:30 PM
- Berrien Springs: 1:30 PM
- Loma Linda: 10:30 AM
- Nairobi: 8:30 PM
- Gackle: 12:30 PM
- Hosur: 11:00 PM
- Waco: 12:30 PM
- Keene: 12:30 PM
- Helsinki: 8:30 PM
- Stockholm: 7:30 PM
- Hamburg: 7:30 PM
- Cape Town: 7:30 PM
- Madrid: 7:30 PM
- Paris: 7:30 PM
- Honolulu: 7:30 AM
- India (all): 12:00 PM (Sunday)
- Cooranbong: 5:30 AM (Sunday)
- Perth: 2:30 AM (Sunday)
The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).
About our class:
- The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, or put people down.
- Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
- Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
- Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
- Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
- Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Gerald Winslow
- Jon Paulien
- Bill Knott
- Bryan Ness
- Tom deBruin
- Olive Hemmings
- Pilira Zapita
- Bill Cork
- Reinder Bruinsma
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